U.S. Companies Issuing Profit Outlooks for Sept. 8

The following U.S. companies provided their financial outlooks today:

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                                Sept. 8
                                   2011 Q2/11  Q3/11    2011   2012  Total
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                                          ------------Cumulative------------
Total:                               15    524    412  2,340    141   6,239
 Up:                                  1     86     56    529     38     23%
 Down                                 5    166    160    511     16     25%
 Neutral                              4    253    189  1,186     40     46%
 Ex-Item Charges                      5     19      7    114     47      5%
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S&P 500:                              6    128    109    692     63   1,771
 Up:                                  0     18     10    142     18     22%
 Down                                 0     44     44    146      6     23%
 Neutral                              1     61     51    360     16     48%
 Ex-Item Charges                      5      5      4     44     23      7%
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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ABM   ABM Industries Inc         2012     D   Expects eps of $1.32 to $1.42.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.46;
                                                 range $1.43 to $1.49.
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AMAT* Applied Materials Inc     Q3/11     X   Expects $0.13  eps addition from
                                                 tax benefit.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.20;
                                                 range $0.16 to $0.23.
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APH*  Amphenol Corp-Cl A        Q3/11     X   Expects $0.13 to $0.07 eps charge
                                                 from flood damage.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.78;
                                                 range $0.76 to $0.80.
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GCOM  Globecomm Systems Inc      2011     N   Expects eps of $0.73 to $0.83.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.76;
                                                 range $0.75 to $0.76.
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KFY   Korn/Ferry International  Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.30 to $0.36.
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                              Mean estimate is $0.35;
                                                 range $0.33 to $0.35.
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MKC*  Mccormick & Co-Non Vtg Sh  2012     X   Expects $0.06  eps addition from
                                                 acquisition of Kamis.
                                              Mean estimate is $3.12;
                                                 range $3.07 to $3.15.
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MKC*  Mccormick & Co-Non Vtg Sh Q4/11     X   Expects $0.02  eps charge from
                                                 fees associated with purchase
                                                 of Kamis.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.02;
                                                 range $1.01 to $1.05.
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MTRX  Matrix Service Co          2011     D   Expects eps of $0.75 to $0.95.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.97;
                                                 range $0.92 to $1.01.
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PKI*  Perkinelmer Inc            2012     X   Expects $0.05  eps charge from
                                                 purchase of Caliper Life
                                                 Sciences Inc.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.89;
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                                         Up/
      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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                                                 range $1.80 to $1.96.
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TITN  Titan Machinery Inc        2011     N   Expects eps of $1.56 to $1.66.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.64;
                                                 range $1.58 to $1.81.
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TXN*  Texas Instruments Inc     Q3/11     N   Expects eps of $0.56 to $0.60.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.60;
                                                 range $0.53 to $0.68.
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ULTA  Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fr Q3/11     U   Expects eps of $0.36 to $0.38.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.34;
                                                 range $0.32 to $0.36.
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UNFI  United Natural Foods Inc  Q3/11     D   Expects eps of $0.39 to $0.41.
                                              Mean estimate is $0.43;
                                                 range $0.41 to $0.47.
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      Company                   Period  Down  Guidance
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UNFI  United Natural Foods Inc   2012     D   Expects eps of $1.83 to $1.93.
                                              Mean estimate is $1.94;
                                                 range $1.88 to $1.99.
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VRNT  Verint Systems Inc         2011     D   Expects eps of $2.50.
                                              Mean estimate is $2.56;
                                                 range $2.53 to $2.63.
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NOTE: * Denotes company is in the S&P 500. Cumulative figures
begin in July 2010. Up (U), Down (D) and Neutral (N) ratings are
based on a comparison between the company forecast and the
consensus analyst estimate. Ex-item (X) charges are company
announced extraordinary items which will have an impact on
future earnings per share.

SOURCE: Bloomberg

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